Weekends fly by…vacations are here and over before we can even blink…holidays come and go so rapidly it is difficult to keep up…graduations are the culmination of work for years and yet seem to be here all of a sudden. We can get caught up in living for a moment in time. We long for Friday to get here only for Monday to pop off the calendar so rapidly we wonder where Saturday went. We can’t wait for the vacation to get here. We have planned and organized and prepared. It is finally here and before we can even settle down, it is time to wrap it up and head home – only to work to get there next year. We get excited about our days off but realize we have so much to do while we are off we forget it wasn’t a work day. We live for moments to come that can be a bit…disappointing.
Maybe we are missing the point of it all. Maybe it isn’t the destination but the journey. Maybe it is the small, everyday joys that should excite us. It could be a homemade meal that we prepare fresh from the garden (or fresh from someone’s garden). It could be the time spent around the table catching up with friends or family about what has been going on. The times spent simply breathing, slowing down and taking it all in are invaluable. But we can miss those because we are working for the ‘big’ moments. In reality, the small joys are what bring life. These are the everyday surprises that can bring celebration to our hearts.
Instead of looking for Friday afternoon to come, find out what joys are held in Tuesday. They are there. They may be hidden. They may not initially appear to be much of anything. But if we look closely, Tuesday has something special for us too. I’m looking forward to the ‘Tuesday Special’. How about you?
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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